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Saint Paul, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Saint Paul is the 2nd largest city in Minnesota with a population of 304,055 as of July 1, 2017. Saint Paul ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint Paul is located at latitude 44.9489 and longitude -93.1041 in Ramsey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saint Paul (see map below) encompass a land area of 51.98 sq. miles and a water area of 4.2 sq. miles. Ramsey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 794 feet.

The City of Saint Paul (GNIS ID: 2396511) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saint Paul population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saint Paul: City of Saint Paul, Imnizha ska.

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Saint Paul, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 304,055
Daytime Population: Workers 191,056
Daytime Population: Residents 154,460
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 345,516
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 292,905
Population in Familes 210,729
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,150
Population Density2 5,850
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $50,110
Average Household Income $72,172
Per Capita Income $28,475


Total Housing Units 126,535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58,341 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 59,051 (46.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,143 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $196,634
Average Home Value $244,698


Total Households 117,392
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 62,510
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.89% 0.87%
Households 0.78% 0.8%
Families 0.64% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Saint Paul, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Paul to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density # 5 100th
Diversity Index # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 597 34th
Per Capita Income # 455 50th

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